Proposals for cut in overtime pay

Proposals to reduce premium pay for overtime and weekend work in the catering and retail sectors are likely to come before the government next week.

14th May, 2011

Proposals to reduce premium pay for overtime and weekend work in the catering and retail sectors are likely to come before the government next week.

The plans, which will make many Labour TDs uncomfortable, will be brought forward by enterprise minister Richard Bruton.

Bruton has recently received a report on the Joint Labour Committee (JLC) system, which sets minimum pay rates for thousands of workers.

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